FDA Clears Hitachi’s Widest Bore MR System

May 8, 2012
Diagnostic Imaging Staff

The Echelon Oval has a patient-shaped design, resulting in a 74-cm oval bore - the widest in the industry, the company said.

Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc. has received FDA clearance for its 1.5T MRI with the widest bore in the industry.The Echelon Oval has a patient-shaped design, resulting in a 74-cm oval bore. The system’s increased space will particularly benefit patients who are claustrophobic or anxious, the company said.

Echelon Oval delivers high diagnostic confidence with the suite of advanced imaging techniques, including non-contrast MRA, isotropic image acquisition, and robust fat suppression, the company said. The system also includes patient-friendly features such as an integrated coil system and wide mobile table.